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Self-Advocacy Project Brandi Markt 2-17-09. What kind of a hearing loss do you have? Profound hearing loss Profound hearing loss Loss in both ears Loss.

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1 Self-Advocacy Project Brandi Markt

2 What kind of a hearing loss do you have? Profound hearing loss Profound hearing loss Loss in both ears Loss in both ears

3 How does this affect you in the classroom? Difficult to hear instructions Difficult to hear instructions Difficult to hear lectures Difficult to hear lectures Difficult to hear other students during group work when the class is noisy Difficult to hear other students during group work when the class is noisy

4 What are accommodations? The providing of what is needed or desired for convenience. The providing of what is needed or desired for convenience. It provides the student a little bit of help so the student can succeed. It provides the student a little bit of help so the student can succeed. I am still expected to take the same tests and complete the same work. I am still expected to take the same tests and complete the same work.

5 What are modifications? These are for students who need a great deal of help. These are for students who need a great deal of help. Tests may be altered Tests may be altered Homework and class work may be altered. Homework and class work may be altered. I require a few modifications I require a few modifications

6 Do you have an interpreter or a transliterator? What is the difference? I have a transliterator. I have a transliterator. The difference is the interpreter does sign language with no lip synching and the transliterator does cued speech and lip synching. The difference is the interpreter does sign language with no lip synching and the transliterator does cued speech and lip synching.

7 What kind of modification/accommodations are in your IEP? I will have extra time (one class period) to complete a test. I will have extra time (one class period) to complete a test. May take a test in Resource class if its not completed. May take a test in Resource class if its not completed. I have preferential seating. I have preferential seating. Allowed to use a calculator when appropriate. Allowed to use a calculator when appropriate. Provided with a copy of the teachers overhead notes prior to class discussion when available. Provided with a copy of the teachers overhead notes prior to class discussion when available. I should be provided with CC film when available. If there is no CC I will not be tested on the content of the film. I should be provided with CC film when available. If there is no CC I will not be tested on the content of the film.

8 What does IEP stand for? Individualized Education Plan Individualized Education Plan

9 Why do you have one? I need an IEP because I am hard of hearing. I need an IEP because I am hard of hearing. I need certain accommodations in my classes to help me succeed. I need certain accommodations in my classes to help me succeed.

10 If your teacher is not giving you the accommodations you need, what should you do? I should remind the teacher of my accommodations. I should remind the teacher of my accommodations. If my teacher continues to ignore my IEP, I need to let my resource teacher know. If my teacher continues to ignore my IEP, I need to let my resource teacher know.

11 Academic Functional Strengths and Needs Im a good student with a profound hearing loss in both ears. When aided, my hearing loss is in the mild to moderate range. I utilize a cued speech transliterator for all courses to assist with English language acquisition. Im a good student with a profound hearing loss in both ears. When aided, my hearing loss is in the mild to moderate range. I utilize a cued speech transliterator for all courses to assist with English language acquisition. My greatest challenges have been in classes where there is an emphasis on vocabulary and where memorization of facts and formulas is necessary like US History, Algebra II, Economics and Astronomy. I have difficulty utilizing study skills and strategies for memorization. My greatest challenges have been in classes where there is an emphasis on vocabulary and where memorization of facts and formulas is necessary like US History, Algebra II, Economics and Astronomy. I have difficulty utilizing study skills and strategies for memorization. Im a good student with a desire for academic success Im a good student with a desire for academic success


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